Category: 107: Epistles

Colossians 3 – 4

Colossians 3:1 If ye then be risen [risen from the waters of baptism into godliness] with Christ, seek those things which are above [seek godly things and not worldliness], where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God [the Father]. 3:2 Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth [seek spiritual […]

Colossians 2

Colossians 2:1 For I would that ye knew what great conflict [deep concern] I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; 2:2 That their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love [Godly love is living by every Word of […]

Colossians 1

The Book of Colossians was written to the brethren at Colossae and to the brethren of Laodicea; it is therefore a direct message to today’s spiritual Ekklesia; who are for the most part latter day Laodiceans. Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles and everywhere he went he spoke first to the Jews and was […]

Philippians 3 – 4

Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. Paul repeatedly writes the same warnings to them and to us for our benefit throughout his epistles. 3:2 Beware of dogs [wolves (Mat 7:15), false shepherds], beware […]

Philippians 2

Philippians 2:1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2:2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind [with Almighty God]. Paul admonishes the Philippians to be […]

Philippians 1

The Philippians lived in the city of Philippi, which is a city near Neapolis in Macedonia.  Paul and Timothy are writing this Epistle together, just like Paul and Timothy wrote to the Colossians together. Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, […]

Ephesians 6

Ephesians 6:1 Children obey your parents in the Lord (Ex 20:12, Deu 516) for this is right. 6:2 Honour they father and mother which is the first commandment with promise. 6:3 That it may be well with thee and thou must live long on the earth. We have the promise that if we obey our […]

Ephesians 5

Ephesians 5:1 Be ye, therefore, followers of God as dear children. 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour. We are to follow God like young children follow their parents. God is our Father. Follow […]

Ephesians 4

Ephesians 4:1 I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord beseech you that you should walk worthy of the vocation [live a godly life] where with [to which] you are called 4:2 With all lowliness [humility] and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; 4:2 Endeavoring to keep the unity of the spirit and the […]

Ephesians 3

Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles, 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given me to you-ward: 3:3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, 3:4 Whereby, […]

Ephesians 2

Ephesians 2:1 And you hath he quickened [given life], who were dead in trespasses and sin. We were dead, or as good as dead, because we were full of sin and the wages of sin is death. The ultimate result of sin is death. We were as good as dead facing ultimate death for our sins. […]

Ephesians 1

Ephesians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, to the saints which are at Ephesus and to the faithful in Christ Jesus. 1:2 Grace be to you and peace from God, our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus […]

Galatians 5 – 6

Galatians 5 Galatians 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, [yes his sacrifice has made us free from bondage to sin and free from having to pay the penalty of death] and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage, [bondage to sin]. Once we are liberated from […]

Galatians 4

Galatians 4 Galatians 4:1 Now, I say, that the heir, as long as he is a child, differs nothing from a servant, though he is the lord of all. If someone inherits a huge estate but is still a child, they need to mature and learn how to handle that responsibility before that responsibility can […]

Galatians 3

Galatians 3 Paul condemns racism in the Ekklesia and teaches the difference between physical and spiritual circumcision. Galatians 3:1 O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you? 3:2 This only would I learn of you, Received […]

Galatians 2

Galatians 2 Paul goes into a short history of his calling and ministry to establish that he learned the Word directly from Christ and that he did not learn the New Covenant doctrine from other men, nor was he ordained by men, but was called and ordained directly by God. Then Paul immediately goes into […]

Galatians 1

Galatians The Epistles of Paul have been attacked and twisted from the very days of Paul himself. Today they are twisted and perverted so as to appear to mean the exact opposite of what they do mean, turning Paul’s teachings to keep God’s Word with passionate zeal into an excuse to minimize and compromise with […]

Second Corinthians 12 – 13

2 Corinthians 12 2 Corinthians 12:1 It is not expedient [appropriate] for me doubtless to [engage in self-glorying] glory [therefore] I will come to visions and revelations of the Lord. Paul now speaks of someone [probably John and Revelation] who had had a vision of God’s Heaven. 23:2 I knew a man in Christ above fourteen […]

Second Corinthians 8 – 9

2 Corinthians 8 After writing his first epistle of correction to the Corinthians, rebuking them for tolerating the sinner; Paul finds Titus in Macedonia and hears of the deep sincere repentance of the Corinthians. Paul then sent Titus back to Corinth to ease the way before his own coming and to prepare for their contribution […]

Second Corinthians 4 – 5

2 Corinthians 4 2 Corinthians 4:1 Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not; 4:2 But have renounced the hidden things [secret sins] of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully [dishonestly like many today]; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to […]

Second Corinthians 2 – 3

2 Corinthians 2 Paul continues to explain why he is delaying his visit to Corinth. He does not want to come to them with more rebukes, he wants to find them in sincere repentance for the terrible sin of being proud of tolerating sin in their midst as is also done in certain assemblies of […]

Second Corinthians 1

2 Corinthians 1:1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, unto the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints which are in all Achaia: 1:2 Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ. 1:3 Blessed […]

First Corinthians 15 – 16

1 Corinthians 15 1 Corinthians 15:1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; 15:2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, [Remember and continue in faithful obedience to Paul’s instructions and […]